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October 19, 2018

  • A workshop, hosted by Eucolight, the European association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, gathered more than 100 experts to discuss about online sales of non-compliant products.

  • It ratified the absolute necessity to find solutions to make marketplaces re...

September 4, 2018

EucoLight is organizing a workshop on 17 Oct in Brussels to discuss problems with online non-compliance. Case studies from several sectors will highlight the possible extent of the problem, including VAT non-payment, non-compliance with safety standards, and WEEE freer...

July 4, 2018

EucoLight, the European Association of lighting WEEE Compliance schemes, congratulates the OECD for the recent publication of its report on ‘Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and the impact of online sales’, to which EucoLight members contributed.

EucoLight conside...

June 15, 2018

On 14 June 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union published the EU Waste legislative package. This revises the Waste Framework Directive, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, the Waste Batteries directive and the Packaging and Packa...

April 26, 2018

70 delegates from 18 lighting WEEE compliance schemes meet for the EucoLight annual conference

The third EucoLight Conference at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, gathered 70 delegates from the community of producers’ responsibility organisations for lighting.  Delegates dis...

December 14, 2017

The issue of free riding is one of growing concern in light of distance sales already representing up to 20 and 30 per cent of the market across various waste streams in certain Member States. In a bid to solve this problem, the three organizations propose online selle...

September 20, 2017

On 13 September over 80 delegates from across 12 different countries met to discuss ways to tackle the growing number of online market places that fail to be WEEE compliant with the EEE regulations. This is referred to as freeriding. The introductory speaker Peter Börk...

September 6, 2017

At a seminar on 13 September 2017 in Brussels, the WEEE Forum and EucoLight, two European trade associations that speak for e-waste producer responsibility organisations, will facilitate a high-level debate around the compliance of online retail platforms with EU e-was...

August 3, 2017

  • These are the findings of a survey conducted by the market research institute GfK on behalf of EucoLight across Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania

  • The main difficulties encountered concern differentiating energy-saving lamps from LED...

June 30, 2017

The final step of the adoption of the EU Waste legislative package is in the informal Trilogue phase. The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission are finalising the text of the proposal to amend the Directive on Waste.  This proposal includes minim...

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EucoLight conference reveals disturbing EU-wide scale of WEEE non-compliance through online marketplaces and new ways to tackle the problem

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